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Great Lakes Journey: A New Look at America's Freshwater Coast

(Great Lakes Books Series)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Great Lakes Journey is a follow-up to William Ashworth's earlier book The Late, Great Lakes, published in 1986. Fifteen years after his first trip, Ashworth journeys to many of the same places and talks to many of the same people to examine the changes that have taken place along the Great Lakes since the 1980s. Through personal observation, research, and numerous intervie ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 9th 2003 by Wayne State University Press (first published November 2000)
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Nov 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People interested in water issues, Great Lakes resisdents
To begin, I have to say that I have a deep attachment to the Great Lakes, especially after living on the shore of Lake Superior this summer. I'm sure that colored my view of the book, and occasionally made me resentful of the author.

I really did like the book. I think if he hadn't included so many expert opinions I would have liked it a lot less, because sometimes the author drove me nuts in his judgments of how people are doing business around the lakes, but at the same time, it was also intere
Aug 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author went to great lengths chronicling in depth all aspects of this visit to the Great Lakes, which unfortunately is a key dilemma with this book. He spends a great deal of time discussing--painfully so to this reader-his daily attempts at finding The Perfect Breakfast on the road trip (Spoiler Alert: he does indeed find the Holy Grail of Breakfasts), while forsaking any sense of where he is at a given time for those of who are unfamiliar with the region; I constantly found myself looking ...more
Jerry Renie
Sections of the book were for me skimable, but overall i found it very interesting and I realize how complicated it all is. The book is 15 years old so it would be good to read something similar that is more recent.
Alivia Biko
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grew up in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. Wm. Ashworth's unfolding of
geology, history, ecology-- it is all intriguing and enlightening. If you love the earth,
and want to know more about it-- read all of Ashworth's work.
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